The job of the writer is to make revolution irresistible.
~Toni Cade Bambara
I'm not aware that I have started any revolutions yet this week, but I have had two poems accepted with the same journal.
Lines I wish I had written -
"How long must you know someone until they see your scars?" Kelli Russell Agodon
"I made for you a new machine and all it does is hope." Richard Lucyshyn
"But that is not, as they say, one of the attributes of exile!" Mahmoud Darwish
Mood: #cautiouslyExcited #PoemsAccepted #WishIhadWritten
"So if you stretch out your body, suddenly in the lugubrious
your blood upwells into the river of time and I hear
the whole sky cascading through my love
and you're part of the wildfire that sparks my whole lineage,
grant me then, by your golden life, the branch I've needed,
the flower that directs and sustains us,
the wheat that dies into bread and portions out our lives,
the mud with the smoothest fingers in the world,
the trains that whistle through frenzied cities,
the cluster of wildflowers, the weight of gold inside the earth,
the froth born and dying behind the boat and the wing
of a seabird rocking between waves like a clapper bell."
#NewWord Mood: #lugubrious
Michael Allyn Wells - notes & musings